Announcements

Thank you to Kol HaOt for inviting me to be Artist-in- Residence at their beautiful space in Jerusalem's Artists Colony, Khutzot ha Yotzer from November 12-December 11, 2017. Happy to see you there.

I will be participating in the Salon ha Cubia exhibit opening October 28, 2017 at 8 pm in Nayot in Jerusalem, as part of the city-wide Manofim project. Continuing until the end of January 2018. Hope to see you there. Invitation

Pleased to be participating in the exhibition HOME(less) at HUC-JIR Museum NY. Running through the end of June 2018. Would love to hear from you if you get to see the exhibit. For details see post

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Second Candle: Carved in Stone

"Stone Carving, Musrara"  c. 2010 by Heddy Abramowitz

Wandering around Jerusalem, one can see the menorah motif used as an embellishment on buildings in various neighborhoods. These small details, I find, are what gives individual distinction to neighborhoods and buildings, in the same way that freckles and dimples define a face.

Above,  is a contemporary carving found along a wall in today's in the Morasha/Musrara neighborhood.

The following  photos are examples of  the menorah used as a lintel stone over the doorways of buildings.

 
"Door Lintel, Nachlaot, Dedicated 1935" c.2010 by Heddy Abramowitz

It puzzles me how these lovely details seem to be invisible to some residents,  with exposed wiring, pipes and all manner of infrastructure cluttering buildings all over the city, where practicalities often trump aesthetics.


"Aliza's Wig Boutique with Menora Lintel, Geula"  c. 2010 by Heddy Abramowitz

As cities everywhere become more similar, these small unique markings are ever more valuable in maintaining the distinct character of place in Jerusalem.


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